writing's been slow, but life has not!
I've been struggling to write my WIP for the past three months. Read on to find out how I broke through!
Every writer gets stuck at some point. These sticky points can develop into major writer's block. Before that happens, give these options a try! I've amassed some advice seen and heard around the interwebs for those moments when the words don't want to flow. These are all methods I've tried that have worked for me - maybe they will also work for you!
The circadian flow of writing
Since I proudly completed my Camp Nanowrimo goal back at the end of May, I've written maybe 5 sentences? Summer really makes me a slacker. There's so much to do! It's too nice out to be inside! I keep opening up my "Beast of Gevaudan" word document and staring at where I left it at … Continue reading i’ve been such a slacker…
So I'm off to camp again. Last year was not a very successful venture, although I did get several thousand words written in Dreamwalkers. Since I've been having some difficulty getting myself writing as of late, I figured this is something I might need. Plus, I am going to offer this as part of the … Continue reading Camp Nanowrimo, here I come! (again…)
Word Count: slightly ahead of target Janina's word count prowess has her in the lead, but we'll see if she has the longevity! I have already hit one point where I wasn't sure where the hell my story was going and even contemplated scrapping what I had so far (roughly 5-8,000 words at that point) … Continue reading Nanowrimo 2012: Week 1 Update
I went to the midnight showing of "The Hunger Games" Thursday/Friday... then on Friday night, Janina was going to see the movie again so I was left to my own devices, none of which included writing. I shouldn't be so harsh on myself; I did do some research on literary agents, etc. Put together some … Continue reading The Hunger Games: distraction or inspiration?
I really want to work on my Steampunk Cthulhu story. I really do. On Friday night I was on a roll, but Janina was feeling uninspired so we packed it in a little early. And all weekend I've been distracted... Vh1 with their marathon of "Pop-Up Video: Jersey Shore," catching up on past episodes of … Continue reading distractions
Recently I read the novel Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs, which is just such a cool book that I've been telling everyone about it. Basically, the author took a bunch of weird old photographs and wrote a story around them. He certainly had some really, really weird photos, from people who … Continue reading inspiration!